Definition of Gemination

1. Noun. The doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect).

Generic synonyms: Repetition
Derivative terms: Geminate

2. Noun. The act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something. "This kind of duplication is wasteful"
Exact synonyms: Duplication
Generic synonyms: Copying
Derivative terms: Duplicate

Definition of Gemination

1. n. A doubling; duplication; repetition.

Definition of Gemination

1. Noun. (phonetics) A phenomenon when a consonant is pronounced for an audibly longer period of time than is done normally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gemination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gemination

1. Embryologic partial division of a primordium. For example, gemination of a single tooth germ results in two partially or completely separated crowns on a single root. Origin: L. Geminatio, a doubling (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gemination

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Literary usage of Gemination

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1. Transactions by Cambridge Philological Society (1899)
"In regard to the gemination or lengthening of consonants before -j- two questions have ... (2) did gemination take place also after long syllables ? ..."

2. The Elements of Old English: Elementary Grammar and Reference Grammar by Samuel Moore, Thomas Albert Knott (1919)
"The first of these sound changes, gemination, was not an Old English sound change ... gemination. In the West Germanic period, a single consonant (except r) ..."

3. Studies in Old English by Hector Munro Chadwick (1899)
"In regard to the gemination or lengthening of consonants before -j- two questions have ... (2) did gemination take place also after long syllables ? ..."

4. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"West Germanic gemination or Doubling of Consonants § 67. Nature of gemination. Most of the double consonants in Modern German are ..."

5. The Language of the Northumbrian Gloss to the Gospel of St. Luke by Margaret Dutton Kellum (1906)
"gemination, &c. § 77. For a treatment of the doubling and the ... gemination through the falling together of two originally separated consonants appears in ..."

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